The New World Order and
The consciousness and organizing of the world has become
ever more global during the last century.
the struggle for a humanly dignified future
has increasingly lead to the emergence of systems to centralize control
of information, information flow, political power and economical power
on a global scale.
systems are being called the "New World Order".
links below give a picture of this emerging "New World Order" developed
by people in power, mainly in the West, and the struggle for a human, sane
and livable future by people more close to the concrete humans around them,
the trees, the rivers and the smell of grass on a rainy summer morning.
On a personal note, I must say that I understand both
an article I have tried to describe the implicit
pattern of the EC/EU-process.
pattern shows that it corresponds in a European form to the development
of a specific globalisation process with the American way of life, its
culture, political system and economic system of great corporate power,
as a model on a global level.
you understand the pattern, you see that it is especially concentrated
to the 44-year period between 1986 and 2030, developing in preparatory
form on a European level tasks for an even more American dominated time,
far in the future.
period stands out as the last part of an about 300 year long period of
Enlightenment, starting in the beginning of the 18th century and ending
in the first part of the next century, as part of a larger pattern of history.
In 1993 (summer) prof Samuel Huntington at Princeton
University wrote a famous article in Foreign Affairs on what he saw as
a coming "Clash of Civilisations". The article describes what Huntington
sees at the main character of the post cold war era, but that - as I see
it - hints also at something of the possible character of the coming next
300 years; the central task of building social structures for doing justice
to the different cultures of the world on a global level.
In the article he describes
it from its possible darker side; as a struggle for power between about
8 world cultures, and centering on the question how USA can continue to
uphold its position as "world leader" during this development.
think it will also turn out that the period will display far more lighter
developments, developing the cultures of the world not only on a power
struggle basis but also as the symphony it is.
My judgment is that some of the people at the institutions
and in the groups linked to and/or described below, that are responsible
for the forming of the present globalisation process, are aware of this
longer pattern of history and mainly try their best at handling the process
in what they consider a responsible way.
The links below describing some of these groups; the
transatlantic European initiated Bilderberg group, the global American
initiated Trilateral Commission, the Royal Institute of International Affairs
in London, the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the Scull and
Bones Society at Yale University and other groups and institutions, reflect
a real dilemma.
is the conflict in a society where a few people in the West, in central
background position, on more or less well founded grounds, consider themselves
to be responsible to steer the development of the whole world on grounds
that they partly, but not completely describe, and the rest of the people
of the world that on equally well founded grounds find themselves deprived
of the basic democratic right and possibility to take part in and decide
on the direction of this development on grounds they aren´t told
and don´t understand and increasingly try to do something about it.
In the article on the EC/EU-process
mentioned above I have tried to describe how the European Union - as I
see it - contains seeds to handling this dilemma and conflict on a European
level, if understood and developed properly, handling questions
of economy on a federative, super-national level through the
Commission, the questions of political and social
life on a confederative, democratic inter-national basis and
questions in a free way that lets every culture of Europe come
to expression, doing justice to it, at present through a system of rotating
I think that understood and developed properly, the
EU - with all its advantages and disadvantages, trying to do justice to
the different qualities of economy, of legal and social life and of cultural
life - contains seed for the building of possible good societies for the
future, as temples for the humanity that lives in us all, if transformed
in the way I have tried to describe in the article.
The emerging global information control system
An article on the end of privacy; "The surveillance
society" in The Economist (May 1, 1999) describes a growing understanding
well: "The general public may be only vaguely aware of the mushrooming
growth of information-gathering, but when they are offered a glimpse, most
people do not like what they see".
of them probably haven´t even heard of "The Echelon Project" yet,
the REAL Big Brother project has been a reality for a number of years already.
The system makes it possible for the NSA (National Security Agency) in
USA and four other Anglo-saxon security agencies to read in principle ALL
emails, your emails!! and mine, looking for whatever they want.
to the EU Parliament last spring and much other documentation (see
below) now describes the system in detail. As the report says: "The
ECHELON system forms part of the UKUSA system but unlike many of the electronic
spy systems developed during the cold war, ECHELON is designed for primarily
non-military targets: governments, organisations and businesses in virtually
the security agencies don´t only scan everything that is being sent
around the world as emails. They have also to a high extent taken control
of the development of computer hardware and software, forming it to support
their intelligence surveillance interests. Or as they modestly say at an overview page of NSA: "A number of major U.S. computer companies
are now using hardware and software technology in their products which
originated at NSA".
Some years ago, Intel,
the producer of the majority of all processors used in computers world
wide, integrated a unique Processor Serial Number (PSN) into a number of
its Pentium II processors and all Pentium III processors, to make it possible
to address the processor in secret over the Internet to identify the computer
used, to make it possible to build a profile of the activities of the user
of the computer. When this became known, it led to a storm of protests,
and different measures to make it possible to turn off the identifier,
Most people are unaware
of that if they use cable modem, the network card in their computer also
already has a unique identifier, that is used to identify the computer
on the network to which it is connected and that can be used to track the
activities of the user of the computer in question on the Internet.
Use of an electronic
firewall, like ZoneAlarm, on your
computer, reveals that it constantly is being addressed by different other
often unknown computers on the Internet, asking your computer for info
in different forms about it, normally without your knowing it.
Except for its quality
of connecting people on a global basis, regardless of national boundaries,
a constant "war" for control of the Internet and the computers connected
to it, and securing of information about those using it, is being waged
below the surface, without most people being aware of the extent of this